Coriander seeds were supposed to grant immortality and utilized as an aphrodisiac in ancient China, according to FoodReference.com.
Researchers are currently investigating cilantro's antibacterial, antioxidant, and neurological properties. The study discovered some surprising health benefits of cilantro.
Researchers found that a type of potassium channel in the brain is turned on by cilantro, which has been used for centuries as a medicine to stop seizures.
Cilantro possesses anti-cancer, anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, gastric health, and analgesic benefits.
Studies reveal coriander contains lutein and beta-carotene. These antioxidants lessen the risk of eye disease, cancer, and other diseases.
In addition to its culinary uses, cilantro's antibacterial characteristics make it useful for preventing food poisoning and other bacterial diseases.
WebMD states that dodecenal, a component of cilantro, is more effective than a common antibiotic in fighting salmonella.
WebMD believes cilantro may boost memory. Early studies link eating cilantro to a lower risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
But, most importantly, Neuroscience News says that researchers have discovered that cilantro's molecular function may delay the start of seizures.